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Convening Leaders for a Prosperous Southeast

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host its fifth annual UNC Clean Tech Summit Mar. 1-2, 2018 at UNC’s Friday Center. The event will highlight the latest innovations, trends and challenges in the clean technology industry and how North Carolina is playing a key role in leading the way to a green global economy. The Summit is co-hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

2018 UNC Clean Tech Summit
March 1- 2
UNC Friday Center, Chapel Hill

Gifts and sponsorships make it possible for us to bring together attendees and speakers to explore key issues in the Southeast’s clean tech industry.

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NEW IN 2018!

  • The Professional Social will offer professionals an opportunity to make new connections and reconnect with colleagues.
  • The Summit Networking Dinner offers attendees an opportunity to interact with more people during dinner and the flexibility to move around the room while enjoying a variety of local food and beverages.



Clean Energy

Innovation in Agriculture

Smart + Healthy Cities

Technology + Sustainability



  • Keynote Addresses: Thought provoking addresses by clean tech industry leaders and key government officials.
  • Panel Discussions: Presentations, discussions and Q & A with experts from industry, government, agriculture, communities and academia.
  • Workshops: Interactive and engaging sessions to explore, learn and collaborate.
  • Round Table Discussions: Informal, in-depth discussions exploring key issues.


  • The Summit Mentor Program offers students an invaluable opportunity to meet with a professional throughout the Summit.
  • The Networking Lunch offers students and representatives from a wide variety of companies a chance to meet and make connections.

The 2018 Summit will host the Annual Meeting of the International Clean Tech Network.

The International Cleantech Network is an exclusive network of cleantech clusters from the world’s leading cleantech regions that aims to generate new business opportunities, enhance competitive advantages and create value for companies, knowledge institutions and local authorities across cluster regions.


In accordance with the UNC Institute for the Environment’s commitment to sustainability the

2018 UNC Clean Tech Summit will be a Carolina Green event.